Hugo Neighborhood Association & Historical Society
DREAM OF A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK
Some think a park would be beneficial to the
individual by improving health and wellness, building self esteem, providing alternatives
to self destructive behavior, reducing stress and proving opportunities for learning and
living a more balanced productive life. Others think the community would benefit from a
park by building stronger families, reducing loneliness and alienation, enhancing
community spirit, reducing crime and promoting ethnic and cultural harmony.
We do know that anything that provides the young
people a chance to experience and enjoy the community that weve come to love is
worth preserving or developing. We proclaim the development of a neighborhood park a
long-term goal, some would say dream, of the Hugo Neighborhood.
Brain Storming Possible Locations
Other locations presently being considered are in the
vicinities of the old Hugo school, Hugo Community Church, and Hugo Ladies Club. However,
in reality, the range of possible locations is fully open to the visions and ideas of Hugo
Some preliminary issues to be addressed include:
private ownership, railroad ownership, comprehensive plan and zoning changes, size of
parcel, location of septic system, costs, grants, facilities (e.g., security fences,
signs, restrooms, parking, roads, water, etc.) maintenance, and insurance and personal
Mrs. Lula Belle Dickerson, a great friend of the
community and now passed away, shared her thoughts at the 1982 Hugo School reunion.
We are looking for co-sponsorships, but this is not
necessarily a pledge for money or time mostly it is standing up with us and
acknowledging our dream. This brochure will be periodically updated with information about
the status of our community vision for a park, or with the addition of co-sponsors.
How do you feel? Would you like to be counted in our dream of a neighborhood park? Contact an officer of the Hugo Neighborhood on how you can become involved, be a co-sponsor, or support this concept in another way.
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